MOTIVATE ME: Fill Your Mind with God’s Word, Not Worry

  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV). When you are worried, don’t repress it, suppress it, or…

MOTIVATE ME: How to Fix Bad Decisions

  How to Fix a Bad Decision The first step is to answer the following question: Was this bad decision a morally bad decision (right vs. wrong), or was it just a stupid bad decision? The way you deal with the bad decision will vary depending on your answer to that important question. How to…

MOTIVATE ME: Don’t Worry. Trust God!

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NLT). We can be a hero one day and a zero the next day, a millionaire one day and bankrupt the next. No matter how much we…

MOTIVATE ME: Two Ways to Examine Your Experiences

“Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5 NLT). An unexamined experience is worthless. There are people who are 50 years old who haven’t lived 50 years. They’ve lived one year…

MOTIVATE ME: Let God Breathe New Life into Your Healthy Efforts

“We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!” (Psalm 80:18 The Message)  The Bible says, “We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!” (Psalm 80:18 The Message) Breathing is one of the few functions of your…

MOTIVATE ME: God’s Solution for Loneliness

“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” (2 Timothy 4:17a NIV). The Bible encourages us to consider several things when we grapple with loneliness: First, focus on the needs of others. We can choose to turn our eyes toward other people, instead of staying focused on ourselves. And we can look for specific…

MOTIVATE ME: God Is Real, No Matter How You Feel

“The Lord has hidden himself from his people, but I trust him and place my hope in him” (Isaiah 8:17 GNT). It is easy to worship God when things are going great in your life — when he has provided food, friends, family, health, and happy situations. But circumstances are not always pleasant. How do you…

MOTIVATE ME: You’re Alive Because God Wants to Love You

“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it ave him great pleasure”…

MOTIVATE ME: 3 Things Jesus Tells Us about Worry

Jesus had a lot to say about worry. He came into an unstable and unpredictable world. He lived in an agricultural society where one summer’s drought could wipe out crops for the winter. He hung out with fishermen, who might fish all night long and catch nothing to sell or bring home to family. And…

MOTIVATE ME: Four Steps to Make God’s Word a Habit

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31b NASB). It’s a really important step to commit to reading your Bible regularly for a short period, maybe a few weeks. It’s a great way to get started, but you should never leave it there. Jesus said, “If you continue…